Last month we did a version of reader’s theater in Homeschool Hub, adapted for an all ages group. First, we talked a little about theater and plays (some of the kids are part of our local kids Shakespeare group). Next we watched some readers theater videos before diving in.
For this Read it! Homeschool Hub I featured choose your own adventure stories, and let kids explore the format by making their own.
Most of what I found were chapter books, not picture books, so after we talked about the choose your own adventure genre, I read a short section from one of the chapter books, letting the kids vote each time there was a decision to make. Continue reading Homeschool Hub: Choose your own adventure
For our last Homeschool Hub of the year, we held our own Mock Caldecott Awards to pick our favorite picture book. I compiled a list of the books we would read and consider, based on some of the mock Caldecott lists on the internet, and sent it to my families in advance.
I’m always looking for ways to mix books and creativity in Homeschool Hub, and my group has always loved making videos. What better way to do that than book trailers? We started by talking about trailers in general, and what a book trailer should accomplish. We watched a bunch of book trailers, both professional and kid made, and after each one I asked the kids if it made them want to read the book.
For this Homeschool Hub we focused on game design, both digital and physical. I had a small group this month, and a large number of older teens (!!) and it was fun to see how some of the younger kids gravitated towards app creation and the older ones got out the paper and pencils.
For our first Homeschool Hub: Read it! program of the year, I pulled one of the last themes that the kids suggested last school year. The idea was stories told from the point of view of an animal; I changed it slightly to include all animal stories. Here’s what we did! Continue reading Homeschool Hub: animal stories
This month for our Read it! Homeschool Hub, we looked at wizards and magic- specifically, Harry Potter. Lots of our kids LOVE the Harry Potter books, and they were stunned to hear that I was the same age as Harry when I read the first book.